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we can do. >> president obama is proposing the most radical change to america's gun laws in two decades and putting them in- house coalition course. mr. obama said this is the time to act, but the gun lobby organization the nra dismissed the plan as an attack on firearms. mark has the story. >> the massacre of these 26 innocencts has changed the mood of the nation according to the president. youngsters urged him to change the law. he needs to bring the heart strings of his country to challenge gun culture. >> americans from every background can stand up and say we have suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue. in change will come. >> he signed a 23 orders, mostly small-scale, mainly tightening existing legislation. real change will need new laws, which many in congress will oppose. the new gun controls would mean a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons, a limit to the number of all with a magazine can hold, and i wrote checks for everyone buying a gun. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the national rifle associa
barack obama has urged congress to pass gun control laws the move follows last month fatal shooting of 26 people in connecticut. >> this time must be different. this time we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. >> obama wants is federal government to provide background information on potential gun buyers. the proposals would provide financial assistance to help schools beef up security. these measures are within the frame work of existing legislate. obama said new laws are also needed to effectively addre gun crime. he proposed a ban on military style assault weapons. he also called on congress to legislate for mandatory background checks on all gun buyers. analysts say such legislation is likely to be difficult. opponents claim gun ownership is a right guaranteed in the u.s. constitution. >>> americans are building more homes and bankers couldn't be happier. what's the connection here? >> when people buy homes they take out mortgage loans. the ones who profit from the loans are the banks. why are they happy? u.s. leading firms saw profits soar in 2012. jpmorgan chas
who wrote him new letters. >> she said i know laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hardly. i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then layed out what he says he will push congress to pash. reinstate the -- to pass. reinstate the assault weapons ban. require background check. renew a limit on high capacity magazines and more. >> the only way we can change is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president signed an executive order to enact tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks, and directing the cdc to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. >> we must do everything to stop such terrifying violence. >> reporter: the president's proposals face a difficult challenge with republicans and democrats. today they listened to more suggestions than the president had to prevent mass killing and gun violence. >> you can in fact make guns in a way that only the owner can operate that weapon. >> part of the community is a war zone. >> reporter: the proposal is expected to pass. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu chan
week calling for the biggest changes to gun laws this country has seen in two decades. yesterday the president surrounded by children who wrote him letters after the newtown tragedy urged congress to take action on a number of proposals including universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, restoring the ban on military style assault weapons and limiting magazines to ten rounds, giving law enforcement additional tools to prosecute gun crimes and improving the mental health system for young people in this country. the president also outlined 23 executive orders that mostly reinforced existing laws, speaking directly to congress he urged action despite a tough political road ahead. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all out assault on on liberty. not because that's true but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. the only way we'll be able to change is if their audience, their constituents, their membership says this time must be different. tha
response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who l
america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who lie in background checks. school flexibility to use federal money for safe
why. martha: new reaction to president obama's sweeping plan to overhaul gun laws. the nra is calling this, quote, the fight of the century. that group's president will be with us in "america's newsroom." that is coming up. some republican lawmakers are gearing up for the defense of the second amendment. >> there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he is writing new law. that can not happen. we struck down once, the court struck clinton down for trying this and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. my i feel so much younger.tly changed my life - my husband has his confidence back. and he can enjoy the laughter of our grandkids again. i can have fun with my friends again. feeling i
expects more. a new law enacted last year is phasing out government subsidies for flood insurance, something homeowners will start noticing when they renew their policies. boch predicts rates could go up 20 to 30% for some this year leaving more homeowners like johnson protected from floods but protesting their rates. >> every check i send in i go "paid unprotest." -- "paid under protests." now, fema tells us linda was actually undercharged for her insurance before the rate jumped and that her current rate is the correct rate. she is considering an appeal but it's now possible her neighbors could face a rate hike, as well. and remember, if you have a consumer complain, give us a call 1-888-5-helps-u. >> a lot of rates went up after katrina and now sandy and this is not going to stop. >> reporter: rates will continue to go up and it's not a bad idea to be prepared that in the event of a flood you wouldn't be fully covered even with insurance. >>> thank you. >>> coming up in the next half hour the sweeping gun control signed by president obama. >
agrees there have been stricter laws to keep guns from the mentally ill, harsher punishments for crimes involving firearms and armed police officers at schools. >> you don't want to take away the second amendment rights for law-abiding citizens who have done nothing but yet they are the ones forced to comply with these laws because violent criminals don't obey laws. >> reporter: looks like the president has the support of most americans. in an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll 71% of people in the bay area support a ban on assault weapons. 67% support limits on how much ammunition a gun could hold. those numbers roughly match a recent national survey. they also found that people have been following this gun debate very closely and it's just another indication that the sandy hook tragedy can translate to action in washington. grace lee, cbs 5. >>> even an 11-year-old knows the obstacles standing in the way of the president's plan. >> in the letter that julia wrote me, she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to t
patients. then, he called on congress to pass new laws to ban new military-style assault rifles, expand background checks to cover every gun purchase, limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds, and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. we have three reports tonight, and we will start with major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, vice president's gun violence task force held 22 meetings and met with more than 220 different groups. it submitted its proposals to the president two weeks ahead of schedule. president obama accepted them with no changes. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try it. and i'm going to do my part. >> reporter: president obama warned of failure if voters don't mobilize or at minimum raise their voice. none of this will be easy to implement, he said. >> i
law went into effect, when they were supposed to cover all of these things they hadn't had to cover before, and their premium increases, which few democrats saw coming,-under now etch -- are now etched in stone. >> that's because states like mine and california don't have any authority to actually do anything but review these rate increases. states that have reviewed those rate increases have actually forced those rates down, and because -- >> they don't. they don't. you might be right, might have the power and authority in private but let's say something like unite health care tries to push in a 20% increase and they get an 18% increase. still a big increase. i guess what i'm getting at, with the best of your intentions here, seems we're doing everything but addressing underlying spending when we say things like, spending isn't the problem. healthcare penning is. maybe that would do the trick. when we come up with the idea -- not you -- but the trillion dollar coin or 14th amendment to give the president the power to avoid that mess and just hike the ceiling himself. we go through
more. >> last time they had a gun control law was 1997, banning small handguns known as saturday night specials i was found to be conflicting with state law. >> thank you. later tonight abc 7 news political reporter mark math use will have local reaction outlined today at the white house, stay tuned for that later on in the hour in, marin county, the district attorney now says it may not have enough money to pay the people who turned in their weapons during that four-county buy back program yesterday. officials handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers but only raised 43,000s ndz cash to cover them. the total of 827 weapons were turned in. and another buy back is set for monday. it's currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the san rafael and mill valley police departments but don't expect to get cash this time. for turning in the gun. >> we're used to seeing screeners in our nation airports but today a special unit made a stop in a train station in the east bay. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7 news. laura anthony sl live tonight. laura? >> hi, carolyn, tsa out here earl
. >> -- to be his father and her father-in-law. i guess that's not happening now. help us out here. >> first things first, who is manti te'o, all-american linebacker for notre dame, the most tradition-rich football program in all the country. the yankees, the cowboys of college football. he was the star. >> this guy was going to win the heisman, man. >> he won every defensive award, best player on defense, second in the heisman, unheard of for a defensive player. and part of his story throughout the season was that in september of last year at the beginning of the season, his grandmother died, and then his girlfriend died within hours of each other. >> heartbreaking story. >> the reports range from an hour to a couple of days. >> you were watching and you cried. >> can i just say, my son, joey, said there's something wrong with this guy. he told me this months ago. >> joey is kind of wise. >> i was watching espn over the holidays. because alabama was on, the story. and they tell this story. and then i got a call the next morning. and it was like no, no, no! and i started tearing up. and i was like
people that are asking us what the laws are why should i do what can and can't i do a law enforcement in chicago feels differently they praised him for acting quickly chicago had the highest homicide rate in the nation last year gary mccarthy welcomes the stricter gun laws. people talk about stricter gun laws you have to understand they have to be designed to prevent illegal guns from getting into people's hands it's about the illegal guns that's where we are getting lost here. county officials are introducing different consequences a $1,000 fine for any of reported lost, stolen or transferred firearm it's frankly embarrassing that everyone in the government is taking this long. so many gun owners say that they want to enforce the laws that are already on the books. the trouble for a big airplane the major embarrassment for the chicago-based boeing another chicago area school district on strike but there are signs tonight that progress is being made and hope for those of you with their skin that do not hold up well against the winter. where is flo? anybody know where flo is? are you
the dreamliner, but boeing is showing signs it's not that worried. >>> and how the health care law is providi >>> here's a live look at d.c. it probably will stay that way, but in other parts, it's a very different story. >>> live pictures in fredericksburg, where folks are anticipating the arrival of white stuff. it's brought winter weather to the south. >>> winter weather has been moving across the southeast, including jackson, mississippi. snow there felt steadily overnight, it is totals surtag 4 inches. >>> let's go to storm team 4 veronica johnson to tell us what we're in for here. >> around here we're going to, the best part of d.c. goes on much of anything at all. it's areas way down to the south. if you're wondering exactly where, and if you're included in that snow, take a look at the advisorieses in purple and warnings in deep purple. we've got culpepper county that's in that advisories, original fauquier county, for stafford, spotsylvanispotsylvan. you can't get accumulating snow. we've already seen snow in areas around charlottesville. the big flakes, temperatures really dropping
show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a
the case that gun laws need to be changed. she spoke about her daughter killed in a colorado movie theater. >> six weeks before she died she was in the mall shooting in toronto. i told her at that time that she would never again see such a horrendous occurrence. six weeks later, she lay dead. you must take action. if you think this cannot happen to you and you will never be touched by gun violence, you are fooling yourself. >> the president is hoping americans will take that fear to heart and call their elected leaders. he wants congress to agree to ban the future production of some assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 bullets. >> weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in movie theaters. >> he wants to make sure everybody who wants to buy a gun, even from gun shows, has to pass a more comprehensive background check, and a band to armor piercing bullets. by executive order, he told federal law enforcement to begin studying the causes of gun violence. but even the man who came up with dozens of proposals is not promising a end to mass shootings. >> no one
working in films and law enforcement. he was killed. so was a person on the ground. the crane still dangling as authorities look for ways to safely dismantle it. >>> president obama says he won't back down from a flight on his ambitious new gun control agenda. our exclusive survey usa rugbia poll found strong bay area support for his -- usa survey poll found strong bay area support. it's congress that needs convincing. >> reporter: with a stroke of a pen, president obama signed 23 executive orders combating gun violence. one directs the center for disease control to study gun violence. another helps young people get mental health treatment. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> reporter: the president called for a ban on assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds. he also wants background checks for everyone buying a gun. >> and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> reporter: children who wrote the president after the connecticut shooting were in the audience for the announc
changes to gun laws outlining four major legislative proposals asking for a ban on military-style assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, extending background checks and toughening gun trafficking laws. mr. obama also mentioned executive actions mostly to toughen existing laws. at the emotionally charged event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters of gun violence. family members of the newtown victims were in the audience, including the parents of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle, raising money and e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for, quote, the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the
to the left and towards lax once again. again frankly for the law enforcement helicopters on this. >> holy [bleep] >> right out the window. should we check? no online show tonight. we'll be back next week. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> tonight on a fox report, a dramatic hostage situation. terrorists holding a dozen hostage including americans. president obama's plan to prevent mass shootings in america. >> we can't put this off any longer. >> the president signing more than 20 executive actions to try and reduce gun violence and asking lawmakers to do more. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> credit -- critics say he is abusing his power and rolling back our rights. tonight new gun control controversy, where do you stand? a helicopter collides with a construction crane. >> i saw the helicopter come over and hit the top of the crane. >> big fireball. black smoke. people are running around everywhere. >> it crashed down. >> inside the fiery disaster in the heart o
students accepted from the california community colleges. >> san francisco law banning public nudity goes into effect next month and is challenged today in federal court. a lawsuit filed by four nudists in november seeks an injunction based on constitutional rights. city attorney will argue on behalf of the ordinance at the u.s. district court in san francisco. the attorney arguing for the plaintiff wants it to apply to ought nudists not just the four that filed suit. >> notre dame officials could hold a news conference on the shocking story of the national college football star who claim tons the victim of a terrible hoax. an investigation is underway whether manti te'o is the victim or mastermind. he gained national sympathy and attention when in september his grandmother died and on same day, so did his girlfriend, allegedly, of leukemia. now a when has uncovered that there was no such young woman. manti te'o says the relationship was online and claims he was duped by someone using stolen pictures of a woman who says she doesn't even know manti te'o. >> this was an elaborate, very soph
on assault weapons struck a nerve with many lawmakers and law men. >> ban every firearm out there. it's not going to fix it. >> a sheriff refuses to enforce it. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> there is a lot of talk about the president's push to reduce gun violence. we heard from joe biden who did the leg work for the guns package that rolled out yesterday. here he is speaking moments ago at the conference of mayors about denying gun sales with a swath of trouble makers. >> time and experience has demonstrated we should take a close look at the list to see if it fits the needs of society at the moment. it's part of our recommendations to the president and it suggested that the attorney general study that question. for example, right now certain convicted stalkers can still purchase guns. >> again that was the vice president a moment ago. as you have probably heard by now, a lot of
on high-capacity ammunition clips and conceded that getting new gun laws passed is going to be tough. >> if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue then change will -- change will come. that's what it's going to take. >> the president also signed 23 executive actions, all meant to improve existing gun laws. one of them makes more data available for background checks. one offers security for schools that want them. it is important to note that with those executive actions, policy directives are not needed for congressional approval, as well. so this is coming directly from the white house, directly from president obama's chair. he's cracking down. he wants to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons. ban high-capacity magazines, which a small majority of americans approve of and a large majority want to see stricter laws when it comes to background checks and getting authorized. >> it's going to be a tough sell, no doubt about it. >>> the president's n
thursday morning. right now on "first look." >> i'll sign a directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence. >> the president has spoken and there's swift reaction from all sides. >>> the bizarre story of a girlfriend hoax involving notre dame star player. >>> airlines around the globe are groundering their brand new boeing 787 dream liners. plus americans held hostage overseas. nasty weather having an impact here at home. a giant inflatable module heading for space. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. president obama has set the stage important the big legislative battle for his second term. >> i will put everything i got into this and so will joe. but i tell you, the only way we can change is if the american people demand it. >> he's talking about gun control. at a public event wednesday the president called for sweeping changes to gun laws outlining four major legislative proposals asking for a ban on military assault rifles and high capacity magazines, extended backg
for her mother his mother- >> he should be brought to justice according to the law. and i feel bad for his mother because she must be going through painful situation of what happened. and i should have answers this time i am not upset. just going through the pain and i am sad. it is a difficult moment. i'm asking for strength to move on. >> she is trying to raise funds to move the body back to honduras to bury him next to his father. >> she is grateful because my son never gave me any problems. in san francisco, reggie kumar, kron 4. >> pam: tonight, we are getting our first look at that historic artifact that was stolen in a daring robbery at the oakland museum of california. the museum is offering a 12- thousand dollar reward for the safe return. of this gold jewelery box. it was crafted sometime in the late 18-hundreds. kron-4's scott rates has the latest on the efforts to recover this one- of- a- kind artifact. >> new resolution pictures are showing this. >> this was a wedding gift from an early california of pioneer to his wife. >> this gold box dates back to the gold rush. there is n
control laws have a chance in congress? is a doll show? the big question tonight for a good conference jaber as president by than urges the mayors to back hamas plan while the campaign tries to use sign petitions. my guest says the disparity should not be to pass new laws and enforce the ones we already have. michael reagan sent of president reagan and host of the michael reagan show. is this for show? will he put us into a false sense of security? >> exactly. letting people think we're really doing something. the reality is not one bill here or anywhere else that would save one life from connecticut or the aurora theater or arizona. they would not save any lives. the president of united states with kids and family members people believe he is doing something to save a life but would not have happened. gerri: because the crux get the guns. >> this man tried to buy a gun twice. the law works he was turned down. he went home and stole his mother's gun and went to the school. the day my father was shot my seat reservists agent by said how the hell can you allow my father to get shot with
go. >> what about external? i mean, i could cite all sorts of different laws in which criminal behavior could have actually been tracked, if this woman had ever asked for a penny from him for treatment. if she had ever asked or encouraged him to raise money. those are crimes. and that's something the police can get involved, and police can triangulate cell phone signals and go after i.p. addresses and find you in a nanosecond, oh where is all of that? >> it's coming. if not, outside private investigations as well. manti te'o just graduated. slated for a top ten draft pick. a $10 million to $20 million investment worth over $1 billion. they do due diligence on players who aren't involved in the most bizarre sports story of the last 25 years. you better believe they're going to dig up every last aspect of this young man's personal life to find out what he did and why he did it, and the story is only going to get more strange as we go down the rabbit hole, i believe. >> you know, i asked the famed sports, the legendary sports agent leigh steinberg in the last hour if this young ma
reforms to the nation's gun control laws and he wants congress to act. they say they want americans to apply pressure to lawmakers. >> ask what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get an a-grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parentome peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> here are a few of the president's proposed measures that need awful pro. required background checks for all gun sales even gun shows, a ban of military-assault-style weapons and magazines. there are things such as improving the standards for background checks and adding public school security and funding mental health care. >> while the debate starts to rage in washington tonight, just the fear that some weapons will be banned is spurring gun sales across the bay area and the country. there is even talk of a gun and ammo shortage. alan wang visited a gun store where weapons are literally flying off the shelves. >> the gun shop has seen a 300% jump in sales since the sandy hook tragedy. since the call for tighter gun control they expected the man to cont
. our cover story explains what's next. after a month of meetings with parents of victims, law enforecement and members of the national rifle association, president obama signed 23 executive actions that can be implimented without congressional approval. they include money for schools to hire a thousand security officers and restoring aid to research gun violence at the centers for disease control. "congress, too, must act, and congress must act soon." the president listed a half- billion-dollar effort that will need congressional approval to enforce universal background checks for anyone buying a weapon, reinstatement of the assault-weapons ban that expired, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips defined as more than ten rounds, and more aggressive prosecution of gun laws. reaction was swift. "the vast majority of americans support common-sense gun regulation, and clearly the white house was listening." the national rifle association, which is reportedly planning to launch a daily tv talk show, released an ad critical of the president. the nra also issued this statement: in t
involved in territorial disputes must obey international law. he spoke in indonesia the final stop of his first trip abroad since taking office last month. abe called on china to act responsibly in the international community as its presence grows. china is involved in maritime territorial disputes with japan and a number of other nations. prime minister abe met in jakarta with the indonesian president. they discussed china's growing activity in the south china sea. there's a group of island there that other countries say belong to them. japan and china are at odds over islands in the east china sea which the japanese control but the chinese and twainese claim. >> translator: a free and open sea governed not by force but by law is a common good that we must protect by all means with asean nations. we also welcome u.s. policy that prioritizes asia and through various economic partnerships we'll promote trade and investment to achieve the revival of the japanese economy and prosper together with asean nations. >> the president said cooperation between china and japan is important regionally
. >>> a new survey shows most americans want tougher laws. according to a new nbc wall street journal poll, 56% favor more restrictions on guns. 7% say current laws are too strict. and 35% prefer to keep laws the way they are now. the poll shows that 41% of all households have a gun and the numbers also show a sharp political divide. 55% of republicans say they have guns compared to 27% of democrats. >>> you probably won't be standing on grass if you're on the national mall for monday's inauguration. crews are putting down a plastic cover to protect the lawn from inauguration-goers. there is equipment stacked up there. crews will start working in just about 25 minutes at 6:30. you see the stacks to the side. the park service spent $16 million replacing the grass on the mall. the plastic sheets will prevent people from trampling the turf there like the crowd did during the president's first inauguration. we will help you get inauguration day started the right way. begins at 4:00 a.m. on monday. eun and i will be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events for you. you can check out our i
hoping to overturn the new law. they argue that the government ordered covered up of violates their first amendment right to express their political views. a u.s. district court judge said yesterday that it takes more than simply this morning in public to make a political statement. >> in an interview with oprah winfrey, lance armstrong comes clean about doping. the seventh time " to tour de france " wenner says that he used a variety of performance enhancing drugs to when those titles. armstrong refuse to answer when oprah winfrey asked him if betsy andreu, the wife of armstrong's former teammate frankie andreu, was telling the truth when she said that in 1996, she overheard him telling a doctor treating him for cancer that he was doping. he also limited to being a bully. >> armstrong has been stripped of his tour de france titles and the olympic medal that he won in 2000. he is also facing numerous lawsuits. saith the second part of the interview with oprah winfrey airs tonight. >> still ahead on kron4 morning news. attention and frequent fliers, a major airline lays out new rules for p
. he urged gun owners to pressure the nra and their lawmakers to support new gun laws. jane weaver represents the second amendment sisters. she says new laws are a knee-jerk reaction. >> let's pass a regulation and then everybody feels better. >> reporter: the nra says it will fight most of the president's proposal, but there is common ground when it comes to expanding background checks. >> background checks at the gun shows. that, as i say, was something we discussed with the atf years ago and we said we didn't have a problem with that. >> reporter: several republican lawmakers released statements saying they will oppose any new gun laws. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> following days of soaking rain this morning the southeast is now in store for snow. winter storm warnings and watches are posted from the gulf coast to the mid-atlantic. heavy snow is forecasted from north georgia to washington, d.c., which could get up to 6 inches. up to 2 inches is forecasted for alabama and mississippi. there's been widespread flooding in west virginia a
is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the ineactivitiability of more tragedy. a lot of these proposals that the president put out were greeted with lukewarm response. john boehner's spokesman put out a statement saying the house will look at those recommendations and if the senate pass as bill they will look at that too but no commitment move to any legislation in the house of representatives. so, larry, it looks like a lot of these proposals will not happen but there were more than 20 elements of what he proposed today, the president that were, in fact, executive actions that he could sign today and enforce through the executive branch of the government and that he did. so the rest of the proposals will be legislative and we'll have to see how they fare. >> as always, thanks eamon javers. the national rifle association is pushing back with a tough new ad campaign labelling the president an elitist hypocrite for allowing his own kids to have their protection. >> are the president's kids
speaking-- urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of military-style assault weapons. >> suarez: additionally, the obama plan calls for congress to order background checks for all gun sales, ending the so-called "gun show loophole." and it seeks stiffer penalties for people who sell guns to criminals. all told, the plan would cost some $500 million. and president obama said, "it's going to take some heavy political lifting." >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty, not because that's true but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. and behind the scenes they'll do everything they can to block any common-sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> suarez: even before the president spoke, david keene, head of the national rifle association, dismissed the plan, in an interview with judy woodruff last night on "the newshour."
school in connecticut, president obama moving to tighten gun control laws, and yesterday he signed 23 executive actions that don't need congressional approval, but he wants congress to ban military is style assault weapons and include background checks on all gun buyers. >> if there is even one thing to do to reduce gun violence, even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> congress so far appears luke warm on proposals to tighten gun control laws and support among americans has dropped slightly. a new poll shows 56% report a ban on semi auto plattic assault weapons, down from 62% in december. >>> president obama expected to name his close aide, dennis mcdonough as new chief of staff. he will replace jack lew, who was nominated to be new treasury secretary. >>> check your flights. winter storm warnings in effect today from mississippi to washington, d.c. places you don't normally hear. meteorologist jennifer delgado looks at that. >> we're tracking snow out there. most of us dealing with rain we have to wait for cold air catching up. we show you right now,
department about american options? >> well, american options are limited by american law right now. because u.s. law pro ibt hads assisting a government or a military that came to power through a coup. and right now the malian government that we are trying to support in their efforts to control the rebels and to control the al qaeda and islamic militants in mali came to power through coup. so we can't provide them direct assistance. so u.s. law prohibits that. we're finding work arounds what that mean as secretary clinton laid out today is that by this weekend there will be military trainers in the area to train african militaries to go into mali, we'll be paying for that. we will be helping to fund the airlift to bring in a french battalion. there will be about 600 troops coming in with tanks to mali. so there are work arounds but there are restrictions that prevent the u.s. military from getting directly involved in mali. >> what can we do to support the french? >> the french have asked the united states for a number of things. the mallian government has also asked the united states for a n
now for a grassroot changes to gun laws. >> heather: doug mckelway, thank you. we'll have much more on the gun debate and whether the president's governing style is too combative to get anything done coming up later. >> gregg: for a mere $300,000 you could probably get some nice wheels, a ferrari, even a rolls royce or just buy a used pickup truck. that is how much somebody paid at auction for 2009 ford f-150 king ranch super crew. it was once owned by president george w. bush. he donated the car to benefit the fisher house foundation a charity that drives and serves u.s. military families. identity of the buyer is anonymous. it was at the car show. >> heather: maybe he was anonymous bidder. >> gregg: i don't think dominic. >> fischer foundation is great. they provide housing for veterans and families undergoing medical treatment. the pride of boeing's fleet grounded. new update on the serious safety problems plaguing the dream liner. >> gregg: and looking back at moments in presidential history. >> heather: plus why the french are in tempest over american bubbly. ♪ tiny bubbles
on capitol hill continues over the national debt crisis. and what to do about national gun-control laws. >> we will see how that plays out. >> we will take a quick break. it is 4:07. >> a look at the san mateo bridge. restructuring, pension and super storm sent the cost hit the company hard. we will see what happens when the opening bell rings at 6:30 a.m.. we will have a check of the market. we are back. access 4:09. >> three americans were killed in last week's hostage standoff in algeria. the three men were all killed. seven other americans did make it out safely. >> more american teaens are graduated from high school. the graduation rate is highest since 1976. >> the steady rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and greater competition for new jobs. >> the job right for male students was about 3.8%, four females that was lower than that just under 3%. >> but drop out rate was higher among teen boys in every state. >> apartment in new york city are about to get a lot smaller. >> expectations that population and rents will keep climbing a
from the practice of law, since you announced your departure earlier this month, critics have been coming out of the woodwork. coffey from and better markets. they say rob kuz sami under the enforcement division that you were not tough enough catching the bad guys. what do you say to that? >> that is not true. a number of folks who support our efforts and recognize what we accomplished significantly outnumber the critics. speaking to the critics we have charged over 150 individuals and entities and financial crisis cases. nearly 70 ceos, cfos, other high-ranking corporate officers. we barred a large number of individuals. the financial crisis cases we've been the moist vigorous enforcement authority out there and it is a very, real record of accomplishment. >> but your critics again say you tended to file cases that, for example, focused on nondisclosure rather than fraud. that you went after firms, not individuals. when you went after individuals, they were the small fry, not the big folks and that you settled for much less than you could have and left some of these companies, som
on the parade and how long enforcement--law enforcement will be heavy on patrol when the kron 4 morning news continues >> the san francisco 49ers are busy practicing as we are just 10 days away from the superbowl. >> they hit the field yesterday of a lot of players said they still sore from sunday's game but had they will be ready to come superbowl sunday. >> for the first time since their nfc championship win over the lance the falcons the niners to practice field yesterday. we ask the players what the block room by dislike about playing in the so-called harbaugh bowl. >> he talked about we're playing the ravens not his brother. >> good food. i am going down there to eat. >> colin kaepernick did not speak at practice but we will talk with him later today. he will have media availability. we will let you know what is on his mind that today. >> san francisco city leaders are already making plans for a super bowl sunday. what they do not want a repeat of the chaos that occurred in some neighborhoods after the giants won the world series. the mayor says, law enforcement leaders are meeting with
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